Greetings from Minnesota! It is nearly 40 degrees out – Hallelujah 😀
Saturday dawned mild and sunny with a touch of wind, and I was eagerly looking forward to heading outside for my long run. A few things came up to delay my start, but I finally made it outside around 10:00 a.m.
My “sort-of” schedule said 9 miles, but I’d missed a few miles during the week and the weather was so nice I decided on at least 10 as long as I was feeling good. So check out these wonder woman stats….
I shouldn’t really post stats like these unless it’s April Fool’s Day… too bad they aren’t slightly more realistic! My GPS lost signal around mile 9, so I paused it and restarted to see if it would correct itself. Instead, the mileage shot up to say 20.7. When I finished and pushed end, the mileage increase again to what you see above. Good grief…
I was pleasantly surprised to see the splits are at least somewhat intact.
I started off a little too fast considering I haven’t run this far in several months, so I backed off the pace and tried to just run easy. I figured I would speed up at the half-way point and see what I could maintain. At my turn around I made a point to look at distance (5.53 miles) and pace (9:57) in case of a malfunction.
I really felt like I did speed up the second half and my legs felt ok even the last few miles, so I’m a little bummed to have to guesstimate my stats. My time of 1:50:15 is accurate, but I wonder if I didn’t add a little extra distance the second half because of more snow to weave around on the shoulder coming back?
At any rate, I’m happy with my apprx. 11.06 miles at 9:58 pace. I’ve got to learn to not get so hung up on my gadgets and just enjoy the fact that I got a 30+ degree day in February to run 11 miles!
Do you have beautiful weather in your area this weekend?